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Curb the Gimmies with the Spirit of Giving

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Do you ever cringe like the Grinch whenever your child rushes through Christmas gifts and does not stop for a second to say thank you? Society’s commercialized view of Christmas has led too many kids to learn the cultural perspective–get, get, get, a... Read full article

Slowing Down: Reclaiming Sanity

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So, I have a problem with over-commitment. It seems that any time there is white space on my calendar, I find some excuse to fill it. My husband often points out that I never just sit. What? Who doesn’t sit?... Read full article

CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates

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You’ve probably heard about CASA on the radio during their playhouse giveaway or maybe on a billboard, but you may have no idea what the advocates actually do.... Read full article

Micki Collins

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Micki Collins was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. There, she worked with the animals and enjoyed living her life as a small town girl. However, Micki had big dreams and she chased them all the way to LSU, where she went to school to earn her ... Read full article

The Big Buddy Program

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Forty years ago, an LSU psychology class started a class project after their teacher decided they should have an off-campus mentoring experience. The students partnered with a local woman who was running a daycare center in her home, and when the cla... Read full article



Making Music Together

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 “Participating in music has a profound impact on children and youth. When playing in an ensemble, students learn countless life skills, including the importance of showing up on time, responsibility, discipline, social skills, and the ability to vie... Read full article

No More Gifts! Experiences Please!

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During the holiday season, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the quest to give the “ultimate gifts” for Christmas. ... Read full article

It Takes a Village

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It takes a village to raise a child, and Shayna Landry and Amy LeJeune have created a village to support some of the most vulnerable children in our area. The Foster Village provides supplies such as clothing, toys, school supplies, and school unifor... Read full article

Justin Vincent

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From the farm to the football field, Justin Vincent has experienced some feats that others could only dream about. Justin grew up in Lake Charles on a farm, and before his dad convinced his mom to let him play football, he was all about calf roping. ... Read full article

Norisha Kirts Glover

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As a wife, mother, business owner, and president of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Norisha Kirts Glover wears a lot of hats. For her, finding the perfect balance between being a working mom and volunteering is challenging, but it’s also rewarding.... Read full article

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